Chess Set

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Project by AlpE posted 08-06-2020 01:19 AM 1049 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Chess Set made for a friend from quarter sawn white oak leftovers from a chair build and walnut leftovers from a record cabinet build.

First time cutting lock joints. Used on the carcass the drawer slides into and the board is doweled into. Good thing they’re mostly invisible, because you can tell they were firsts. The recipient liked the set so much he even let me win the inaugural match played on it. Quite generous of him.

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#1 posted 08-06-2020 01:23 AM

That’s one beautiful chess board.

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#2 posted 08-06-2020 10:38 AM

Nice, clean work….I pretty like that walnut frame.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 08-06-2020 03:41 PM

Very nice and like the detail , grain work looks great and sets off the wood. Drawer is always a plus , like the chess pieces you selected also

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding

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#4 posted 08-07-2020 01:45 AM

Very nice

-- Eric, building the dream

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#5 posted 08-07-2020 11:46 AM

Really nice chess board. That’s a project that’s on my todo list. Just got some walnut and maple to make it with.

-- Dave

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#6 posted 08-10-2020 12:42 AM

Gorgeous piece. You had a great choice to use all of the very straight QSO grain. It really make this look great.

-- AJ

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